The six original Avengers have taken out a full page newspaper advert to pay tribute to Stan Lee.
Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Chris Hemsworth hailed Lee’s lasting legacy after the comic book icon passed away on Monday.
“We acknowledge his creative contribution, the thousands of men and women it has long employed, the millions that will continue to be entertained, and above all, his inimitable wit, grace and humility”, the Hollywood Reporter advertisement read.
“Stan, we love you, we will miss you, we’re grateful to represent a small part of your amazing legacy.”
Signing off, they wrote: “‘Scarlett J Chris H Mark R Robert D Jeremy R Chris E.”
Although the six were the first Avengers, the superhero team has since expanded in follow-up flicks to include the likes of Spiderman, Doctor Strange and The Guardians of The Galaxy team.
Yesterday, Lee’s daughter confirmed that his final gift to fans could come in the form of a new character that they were working on at the time of his death.
“We have been working on a character called Dirt Man”, J.C. Lee revealed in a new interview with TMZ.
“The last little angel we’ve got tucked away is called Dirt Man. I said ‘Daddy please, no clatter, no steel or any of that. Let’s get down and dirty. Let’s do what’s going on about love. Let’s do Dirt Man.’”